The 4 Best Things to do in the Smoky Mountains During the Fall

Bright fall colors throughout the Smoky Mountains

The Great Smoky Mountains sees over 9 million visitors each year. With so many great things to do, there is no wonder that people come from all over the world to see what the Smoky Mountains has to offer. The Smoky Mountains are home to many great Smoky Mountain attractions and sites. It can be hard for visitors, especially during the fall season, to decide what to do during their stay and what to leave for their next trip. Here are just a few of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains during the fall season. Hopefully this will help you plan your fall vacation to the Great Smoky Mountains

1. Check Out the Mountain Views

It wouldn’t be a trip to the Smoky Mountains without seeing some of the spectacular mountain views. Seeing the mountain views is a must during all times of the year, but it is especially true during the fall, when all the amazing fall colors are out on display. The red, orange and yellow provides visitors with unreal, unbelievable views that you will think are completely fake because they look that good. There are many great places to view these colorful display of leaves, some visitor favorites are Clingmans Dome, the Blue Ridge Parkway, or the Foothills Parkway. Not only can you see amazing mountain views from these popular Smoky Mountain locations, you can also see some of the most spectacular views from many of our Smoky Mountain cabin rentals. You never have to go far to see amazing views in the Smoky Mountains.

2. Take a HikePath covered in fall leaves in the Smoky Mountains.

Hiking in the Smoky Mountains is a great way to get close and personal with nature. Though the amazing mountain views are awesome and should be a part of any hiking trip, there is something special about being up close and personal to the many colors of fall. With trees changing into so many different colors, it is a breathtaking experience to see how bright those red leaves are up close. Though these colors are amazing and you would love to bring them home with you, don’t forget the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is on protected lands and none of these amazing colors should leave with you, besides in your memories.  

3. Attend a Fall Festival

Fall is a time of celebration. Attending a fall festival is one of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains. There are just so many great things that go along with the fall season, apples, the beautiful fall colors, and the weather finally cooling down after a long hot summer. With so many things to celebrate there is no wonder the Smoky Mountain region is teeming with festivals and other events to celebrate during the fall season.

Stream covered in fall leaves in the Smoky Mountains.4. Visit Attractions

Yes, the Smoky Mountain attractions year-round, however, weather in the Smoky Mountains is at its finest during the fall season. The great thing about fall weather in the Smoky Mountains is that though summer has passed visitors still get to enjoy the warm weather during the fall season. The fall warm weather is also not as hot as it is in the summer so it can be a more enjoyable experience, especially to those that don’t enjoy hot weather. Also during the fall, the attractions will decorate and celebrate the fall season their own way. So you will always be surrounded by the colors and celebration of fall during your stay in the Smoky Mountains.

These are just a few of the best things to do in the Smoky Mountains during the fall season. There is always something going on the Smoky Mountains no matter what time of the year. The Smoky Mountains provides a great place for families to get away from the the hustle and bustle of everyday. As you plan your trip to the Smoky Mountains, don’t forget to check out our Smoky Mountains cabin specials to see how you can save on your next cabin rental in the Smoky Mountains.